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Thu June 21, 2012
NM Education Department Will Not Delay School Grades
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez's administration is rejecting a call to postpone A-F grades for more than 800 public schools.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the state Public Education Department said Wednesday the grades will be released in less than a month.
The announcement comes after State Sen. Howie Morales, a Silver City Democrat, said the grading system needs to be improved and made more understandable before it is launched. He has questioned the accuracy and fairness of the ratings, based on a preliminary round of grades issued in January by the Public Education Department.
But Paul Aguilar, a deputy secretary of education, said all the grades issued in the preliminary round could be explained and justified with hard data.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.